Archive for October 21st, 2009|Daily archive page

1971 Triumph Bonneville T120R Street Tracker

Here’s an interesting street tracker built on a Triumph Bonneville T120R. It’s got a rebuilt engine and transmission and an electronic ignition so it should be relatively reliable all things considered. One of the things I like most about this bike is the mix of modern aesthetic touches with its basic old-school sensibility. Most of this is centered around the handlebars, with the matte black finish and the aluminum/black grips, which go quite nicely with the glossy paint and chrome all over the rest of the bike. Yes, grippy rubber bits would be better on the bars from a functional standpoint, but it isn’t like this bike is a canyon carver given the low pipes. There’s more pics if you click through, but these were the ones I thought spoke best about this bike…

Triumph T120 1971 Street Tracker 01
Triumph T120 1971 Street Tracker 02
Triumph T120 1971 Street Tracker 03
Triumph T120 1971 Street Tracker 04
Triumph T120 1971 Street Tracker 05

1982 Moto Guzzi LeMans 3 Cafe Racer

Love or hate the lime green frame, this is a good example of a lightly-cafe’d Moto Guzzi. While not as modified as some of the LeMans cafe racers I’ve posted in the past, it has been nicely changed into something that would make a good daily rider while still giving off a healthy dose of style. Check out the eBay listing for details on the few mechanical specs the buyer should know. Additionally, please note that the seller is the same as the previous LeMans I just posted a little bit ago. Current price is $3,999 with 3 hours left and 0 bidders. 1989 called, and it wants it’s lime green frame back!

Moto Guzzi LeMans 3 1982 Cafe Racer 01
Moto Guzzi LeMans 3 1982 Cafe Racer 02

1976 Moto Guzzi 850 Lemans Project

Up for auction on eBay is this Moto Guzzi that is going to need a bit of work in the cosmetics department. Given the lack of description and the high starting price, it isn’t too surprising that there are zero bidders and the price is $3,995. Reasons for this probably include the cracked fins on the heads, and the bike’s origins as a supposed race bike. If it still had the straight-cut gears and the Dellorto carbs, that might be a little better. Actually, it may still have the race gearbox, but the seller doesn’t really know.

I guess the final analysis of this bike would say that it is a good example of an eBay bike that the buyer should investigate further before placing a bid. Given that there is only an hour left in the auction it is likely that we will see it pop up again for sale…

Moto Guzzi LeMans 850 Cafe Racer 01
Moto Guzzi LeMans 850 Cafe Racer 02